England announce final 23-player squad

Sarina Wiegman has named her final 23-player England squad for Euro 2022, with Sandy MacIver, Steph Houghton, Niamh Charles, Katie Zelem and Lucy Staniforth the five players to be cut.

There is a place in the squad for Fran Kirby and Chloe Kelly, with the former struggling with fatigue during the tail end of the season, and the latter battling back from an 11-month injury absence.

However, former captain Steph Houghton misses out, having not featured since January following surgery on her Achilles.

The centre back is yet to feature under Wiegman, having suffered an Achilles injury during the Dutch manager’s maiden England camp. She was restricted to five WSL appearances during the 2021/22 season before undergoing surgery in February.

Kelly tore her ACL in May 2021 and was subsequently sidelined for 11 months. She returned to the City side in April and started five of her team’s final six matches of the season, registering two goals and three assists.